Apprenticeship grant: England and Wales

Grant codes: A02, A03, A04, A05 and A06.

You can claim this grant for your trainee's attendance on a CITB-approved apprenticeship in England or Wales, which lasts two years or more.

To get a grant for the qualification your apprentice gains at the end of training, see Vocational Qualification grant (grant codes A31 and A32).

Who can claim

Employers registered with CITB who submitted an accurate Levy Return by 31 December 2017.

The grant supports training for your:

  • employees paid through PAYE.

The grant does not support:

How much you can get

NVQ level 2 (two-year programme)

Up to £6000. This includes:

  • £1965 for Year 1 attendance *
  • £1660 for Year 2 attendance
  • £1975 for completing the apprenticeship framework
  • £400 for gaining the NVQ level 2

* If your apprentice was recruited through CITB Apprenticeships, we will deduct the VQ registration fee from the attendance grant you receive

NVQ level 3 (three-year programme)

Up to £10,250. This includes the payments for a two-year course, plus:

  • £1125 for Year 3 attendance *
  • £2725 for completing the apprenticeship framework
  • £400 for gaining the NVQ level 3

* If your apprentice was recruited through CITB Apprenticeships, we will deduct the VQ registration fee from the attendance grant you receive

You also get an extra 10% payment if you pay the CITB levy and meet certain deadlines. See Supplementary payment.

What the grant funds

This grant supports training that is part of an approved apprenticeship in England or Wales. The training needs to:

  • lead to an approved National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in a trade related to construction or a specialist trade
  • take place off-the-job, for example on a day-release or block-release basis
  • include at least 35 days’ training a year
  • last for two years or more
  • form part of an apprenticeship framework
  • be delivered by an approved work-based learning provider. The apprentice can be managed by CITB Apprenticeships or another managing agency.​

How to claim

The rules around apprenticeship grants are extensive, so it’s important that you read them carefully before you make a claim.

You need to register your apprentice with a managing agency or CITB Apprenticeships within 26 weeks of the training start date.

How to claim if CITB Apprenticeships is managing your training

Once your apprentice is registered with CITB Apprenticeships, you'll receive grant payments automatically every 13 weeks throughout the training.

How to claim if you use another managing agency (not CITB Apprenticeships)

1. Tell us about your apprentice

Before you can start to claim grants, you need to tell us about your apprentice and their training so we can check if they qualify for a grant. To do this:

  • Tell us about your apprentice: download the YNET form as a PDF (308kb) or Excel (108kb) file
  • Return the completed form and supporting evidence by email to customer.servicesynet@citb.co.uk within 26 weeks of the course start date.

2. Claim the grant for attendance

Once your apprentice qualifies for grant, we’ll send you a grant claim form every 13 weeks. Sign and return the forms to us by the deadline shown on the forms.

To claim for the NVQ gained at the end of the programme, see Vocational Qualification grant. You receive the framework completion payment automatically with your NVQ grant.

Terms and conditions

The Grant Scheme terms and conditions answer more questions about who can or can’t claim, and how our grants scheme works.

Before you apply, make sure you've read and understood the terms and conditions.

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